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Posted on: Sunday, January 24, 2010

On this date: 1982 49ers beat the Cincinnati Bengals 26-21 in Super Bowl


Associated Press

Jan. 24

1939 Eddie Collins, Wee Willie Keeler and George Sisler are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

1956 Bob Pettit of the St. Louis Hawks captures the first of his NBA record four All-Star MVP awards. Pettit leads the West team with 20 points and 24 rebounds in a 108-94 win over the East.

1981 Mike Bossy of the New York Islanders scores his 50th goal in the 50th game of the season in a 7-3 victory over the Quebec Nordiques.

1982 Ray Wersching kicks a Super Bowl record-tying four field goals to help the San Francisco 49ers beat the Cincinnati Bengals 26-21.

1986 Mike Bossy of the New York Islanders scores his 1,000th career point with an assist in a 7-5 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

1990 Winston-Salem State basketball coach Clarence "Big House" Gaines wins his 800th career game, 79-70 over Livingstone.

1998 The Denver Nuggets snap their record-tying, single-season losing streak at 23 games, beating the Los Angeles Clippers 99-81.

1999 David Duval shoots a magic number a round of 59 that matches the best score in PGA Tour history. Duval surges from seven strokes off the pace for a one-stroke victory over Steve Pate in the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. Duval makes an 8-foot eagle putt on No. 18 to match the 59s shot by Al Geiberger in the 1977 Memphis Classic and Chip Beck in the 1991 Las Vegas Invitational. The 13-under 59 is the best closing round in tour history.

2007 Colorado's Joe Sakic has four assists to lead the Western Conference to a 12-9 victory in the NHL All-Star game. Daniel Briere, one of three starters from Eastern Conference-leading Buffalo, has a goal and four assists and is selected the MVP.

2008 Mirai Nagasu pulls off one of the biggest upsets ever at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. The 14-year-old in her first competition as a senior wins the short program with a spectacular performance. Her score of 70.23 is the second-highest ever by an American woman in a short program.